This guide is intended to provide a basic list of resources on immigration to the United States with links to forms and other helpful information.
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Form N-400 Application for Naturalization: https://www.uscis.gov/n-400
Form I-485 Application for a Green Card: https://www.uscis.gov/i-485
Form I-130 Helping a Relative Immigrate: https://www.uscis.gov/i-130
Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Document: https://www.uscis.gov/i-765
Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9
Form I-589 Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal: https://www.uscis.gov/i-589
Form I-129 Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker (H-1B Visa): https://www.uscis.gov/i-129
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service: www.uscis.gov
Applying for an F-1 Visa (Student Visa): https://www.internationalstudent.com/immigration/f1-student-visa/
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center: https://www.ilrc.org/
Immigration Advocates Network Nonprofit Resource Center: https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/
National Immigration Justice Center: http://www.immigrantjustice.org/
National Immigration Law Center: https://www.nilc.org/
The Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio: http://www.lasswo.org/
Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio: https://ccswoh.org/
Attorney Thomas Geygan, Jr. details the path to citizenship for non-citizens who marry a United States citizen and is followed by a brief presentation by representatives from the Mexican Consulate with resources for Mexican nationals living here in the United States.
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